And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:2-4
behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21 behold
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
Where’ve you been?
What was it like?
I was struck by the splendor of all that I saw,
Like a bride newly adorned, so radiant, pure.
And a great voice warm-welcomed all those that came in,
Saying God was our guide, let your tour now begin.
And wherever we went we had God by our side,
Before we had need somehow He did provide.
That Love seemed so natural, all loving and glad.
There was plainly never room for anything bad!
For the simple truth was, God had sovereign control.
And what we all felt was the full glory of Soul!
Omnipotent wisdom took perfect care of us all.
From that state of perfection one could never fall.
Oh could you but see the cosmic difference it made
And the wonderful thing is that feeling has stayed.
For I recognise now that God’s kingdom IS come;
And the comfort of Love has been here all along!
This is something that you may well find very odd:
I will never go back to the kingdom of God!
How do you mean you will never go back?
I never left!
God cannot be All and not be in this place,
Wherever I turn we still meet face to face,
The kingdom of God is within you and me,
You never go back when the Truth makes you free.